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Crafty Christmas Elf

Crafty Christmas Elf
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 6y - 12y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Ryan Pilat
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My parents still have the Christmas crafts I made when I was a kid...and now that I'm a mom, I proudly carry on that tradition! One of my sons made this cute-as-can-be elf last weekend, and this jingly bauble will definitely deck our halls each holiday season. If you're looking for a stocking stuffer or party activity for the kids' table, consider creating this festive little elf.

How We Did It

Crafty Christmas Elf

To make the elf hat, cut a semicircle of felt that's 1.5" in diameter. Wrap the felt to create a cone, leaving a small space at the tip of the hat, and glue the edge.

Crafty Christmas Elf

To make the scarf, cut a 1/2" by 4" strip of felt and fringe the ends. Cut a small slit about 3/4 of the way from the end of the scarf.

Crafty Christmas Elf

Bend one pipe cleaner in half and thread a large plain bead (for the body), face bead, felt hat, and small jingle bell about halfway down. )

Crafty Christmas Elf

Next, thread small beads onto each leg and bend the ends to make feet.

Crafty Christmas Elf

Cut one pipe cleaner in half and twist one half around the neck to form arms. Thread small beads onto each arm and bend the ends to make hands.

Crafty Christmas Elf

Wrap the scarf around the neck and then thread ribbon through the top loop. And there you have it...your own jingle bell elf!

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these are too adorable. just bought 2 kits - 1 for my daughter and 1 to give as a gift!

posted by: Maggie on 11.8.2012

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We just made some pretty darn adorable elves! Super easy, super fun and opened so many doors for imaginative play! We may have to build an Elf home now... ;)

posted by: Melissa on 11.27.2012

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Can't wait to see the home! :)

posted by: Yael on 11.27.2012

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did this with my niece. she made one for her mom and one for me! everybody loved them.

posted by: Courtney on 11.14.2012

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My nephew is obsessed with the Elf on a Shelf book, so I bought him stuff to make one of these little elves. He slept with it the first night!

posted by: Christina on 11.13.2012

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I just did this with my goddaughter and she LOVES her little elf!

posted by: Jacqueline on 11.13.2012

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